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Old 04-26-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Earlier I was watching a rerun of the Mecum classic car auction on HDT. Too bad I don't have a few extra thousands sitting around. A '55 t-bird went for about $18k. A '69 Camaro went for around $23k.

Of course, the '70 Hemi Cuda went for $200k+...
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Earlier I was watching a rerun of the Mecum classic car auction on HDT. Too bad I don't have a few extra thousands sitting around. A '55 t-bird went for about $18k. A '69 Camaro went for around $23k.

Of course, the '70 Hemi Cuda went for $200k+...
Pocket change. Go for it chief.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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Mecum has been having live broadcast for the last few weeks on Speed Vision.

Not as well run as the Barrett Jackson auction. With Mecum you can put a reserve on your car but Barrett Jackson is a no reserve aucton.

I went to the Barrett Jackson Palm Beach auction a few weeks ago and the Mecum auction in Orlando this past January.
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Barett Jackson runs on Espn. Seems like some of those cars go for a reasonable price. Im not dropping 200k for no Cuda though
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I believe they said there were only 234 of that particular Cuda. I had a classmate in hs with a Challenger hemi, w/2-4bbls. That mother was dangerous.
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Yep, I saw that too. The Vettes were going for very little money. Glad I didn't spend $57k on one a few months ago.
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Yeah, the rare cars are still doing moon shots with the prices.

Back in 2000 I sold a 1969 Hemi GTX super track pack car with 21K miles. I had the car for over 16 years and sold it for what I bought it for. If I still had the car it would put me in a diff. tax bracket.

When I used to take it to car shows I'd always have one or 2 people come over to me and tell me they had one just like it. What's the chances of that since they only built 99 hemi GTX's in 1969 with a 4 speed. I must have run into 2000 original owners of these cars in 16 years.
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Yep, I saw that too. The Vettes were going for very little money. Glad I didn't spend $57k on one a few months ago.
Hard to go wrong with a vette
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I would love to have a 56-58 Corvette - such a classic!
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Here's a nice vette - not mine but I wish it was!

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Thats a beauty and its the vette body type I like the most.......I wonder what they go for now-a-days?

The McDonalds roof matches the color.
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I dont know how much an original would cost, but there are conversions running 120k to 140k


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The pic is at the Scottsdale Az car night that they have every Saturday in a Mcdonalds parking lot. about 400 cars but this one really caught my eye.
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That vette's nice. I've been to that car gathering and have seen some rare cars in between the classics.

It's a fun hobby. im up to 9 cars now - yipeee. Hagarty insurance is inexpensive to keep them legal and parts (mechanical) are dirt cheap for the 60s/70s engine and drivetrain.

Hope the hobby becomes a valuable asset in the coming years. But consider a 69 - 73 muscle car... is that peaking now?

I mean who wants a model t now or even the 57's are losing it (except the cadillac for me) ... is there a wave that retires the values or are these pre 1974 archived as an era?
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